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From space on Oct. 2008

The Pueblo Chemical Depot is a chemical weapons storage site located in Pueblo County, Colorado, United States.

The depot houses 2,611 tons (2,369 metric tons) of mustard agent in approximately 780,000 munitions, equivalent to about seven percent of the original chemical material stockpile of the United States.[1][2] The current course of action for the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, included in the President's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request, will allow for acceleration of the project schedule. After systemization and pilot testing of the facility, full-scale destruction operations are expected to begin in 2014 and to be complete by 2017. The plant will operate until all the chemical weapons have been destroyed. Closure activities (shut-down, dismantling, and restoration of site) are slated to be wrapped up by 2020. The plant will use neutralization with a hot caustic solution followed by bacterial biotreatment to destroy mustard agent. [3] This is far outside the deadline set by the Chemical Weapons Convention (April 2012).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Montgomery, Jeff (September 14, 2006). "DuPont may take on more weapons waste". Delaware Online (Delaware News-Journal). Retrieved 2006-09-17. [dead link]
  2. ^ The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) - Colorado
  3. ^ ACWA Website

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Coordinates: 38°16′26″N 104°20′34″W / 38.27389°N 104.34278°W / 38.27389; -104.34278


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Pueblo Chieftain
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 02:56:15 -0700

Officials from Battelle, which is working with Bechtel National to destroy the chemical weapons at the Pueblo Chemical Depot, announced at Friday night's Bell Game the donation of four automated air-monitoring systems to Centennial for student use.

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USA TODAY
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:36:22 -0700

WASHINGTON — Evidence of the recent use of chlorine gas against people in Syria raises questions about whether its regime is fully complying with an international chemical weapons agreement, according to an expert helping to monitor the situation.
 
Pueblo Chieftain
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:33:45 -0700

Not that council is desperate, but Steve Nawrocki noted that Pueblo County is getting $10 million from the Defense Department to help with any impacts of destroying the mustard weapons stored at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. Nawrocki noted that most of ...
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